All Talk and No Action

Nobody in their right mind can hear the reports of violence and death in our schools and be unaffected. It should greatly disturb us and move us to be proactive in heading off future problems.

The sad reality of all of this is that we’ve become a nation of shouters because we’re in a mess and feel hopeless and don’t know what to do about it. The same groups with the same agenda gather after every tragedy and shout, “No More Guns, No More Guns,” until they’re hoarse. “No More Guns” is not an option. And all of that shouting isn’t going to make it so.

While we’re on the subject of shouting let me remind the church that we’re guilty of the same thing. We shout that we’re a nation under God and constantly try to make the point that we are a nation founded on Christian principles as though it will stop the advance of evil in this country. We can shout, “One Nation, Under God” until we are hoarse and it will not make it so.

I’d like to make the point that all of the issues we’re facing aren’t going to be resolved by placing and replacing the resident in the Oval Office. The answer to what ails America is not more shouting and it’s not a top-down issue… it’s a bottom-up issue. The culture of our country has drastically changed because the foundation has shifted. America is akin to the Leaning Tower of Pisa. She’s out of line with God and in danger of falling!

A nation under God can only be realized when its states are under God.
And states can only be under God when its counties are under God.
And counties can only be under God when its cities are under God.
And cities can only be under God when its communities are under God.
And communities can only be under God when its churches are under God.
And churches can only be under God when its families are under God.
And families can only be under God when its men are under God.

If we’re going to be a nation under God, we’d best stop shouting about it and do something about it. What do we do? Start right here and line up under God. A nation can be changed one family at a time.

The truth is that the right of the citizenry to keep and bear arms is a Constitutional right that “shall not be infringed.” We do not have provisions for Constitutional rights to be shouted away. “No More Guns” is not an option.

Pastor Bret

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